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All-Sun Belt Offensive Lineman Dalton Cooper Commits to Oklahoma State

Cooper allowed seven sacks in 1,382 pass plays as a starting left tackle.



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The Cowboys are bringing an All-Sun Belt offensive lineman back to his home state.

Texas State transfer Dalton Cooper committed to Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Out of Prague, Oklahoma, Cooper is listed at 6-foot-6, 320 pounds and has started at left tackle for the Bobcats for the past three seasons.

Cooper redshirted in 2019 before starting all 12 of Texas State’s games at left tackle in 2020, earning freshman All-America honors from The Athletic. He allowed one sack on 503 pass plays that season, according to PFF.

He was an All-Sun Belt First Team selection in 2021, according to PFF (selected to the coaches third team). He was the top-rated left tackle in the Sun Belt, according to PFF, where he allowed three sacks on 450 pass plays.

And in 2022, Cooper was the fourth-highest rated offensive lineman in the Sun Belt, according to PFF, allowing three sacks on 429 pass plays.

For those counting, in three seasons as a starting left tackle, Cooper has allowed seven sacks on 1,382 pass plays.

Cooper was a member of the 2019 recruiting class. He was classmates at Prague — a town of about 2,300 — with OSU Cowboy Back Jake Schultz. Cooper, a two-star prospect, chose an offer to Texas State over offers from Abilene Christian and New Mexico State.

Because of the pandemic, Cooper should have two years of eligibility remaining.

Cooper is the Cowboys’ fourth portal pickup of the cycle (fifth if you count junior college transfer Lardarius Webb Jr.), and he comes at a position of major need for the Pokes. OSU’s offensive line allowed 26 sacks entering the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, the third-most among Big 12 schools.

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